You have to give the Atlanta Falcons credit. They can shoot for the stars.
Peter King of SI.com reports the Falcons, who are drafting 27th, are hoping to move up in the draft to acquire one of the top two receivers -- Georgia's A.J. Green or Alabama's Julio Jones.
That the Falcons covet Green and Jones is no surprise. They're the draft's top two receivers with a proven track record of success in the best conference. Plus, there aren't really any other first round receivers so if you want elite, then these are you guys.
But that the Falcons think they can move up to get either one of them is a surprise. Green will be a top five pick, if not top four pick. I'm not sure if the Falcons even own enough picks to move from No. 27 to No. 4. Jones on the other hand could slip -- perhaps as far as No. 14 to the Rams. He could also go as high as No. 6. The Falcons would likely need to hope he slips out of the top 10 and make a draft day trade.
If the league and the players come up with some agreement that allows players to be traded during the NFL draft and not just picks then I think this becomes more of a possibility. As it stands now, I just don't think the Falcons have the ammo to move up that far.
The Falcons were among the NFC's elite last year and they're hoping to stay that way by making a run at a player like Green or Jones. They would be a fairly incredible offense with either of those players in the fold.
For the full story on the Falcons draft day plans, check out The Falcoholic.